Peggy Sue Houser, an 18-year-old who disappeared from Tampa, Florida thirty years ago, has been identified. According to this article her body was found in Tampa in January 1981, but it was actually January 1982. (She wasn’t missing yet in January 1981. Didn’t disappear till June.)
Although Peggy was missing from Florida, she called her mom from Ohio after her disappearance, asking to come home. Her mom said okay. She never made it.
It was, of course, a homicide.
Kelly Jolkowski, mother of Jason who’s been missing since 2001, has won the Nebraska Governor’s Points of Light Award. Kelly founded Project Jason, a support group/awareness group for families of missing people. We have communicated but until I saw this article about her award, I don’t think I’d ever seen a picture of her before.
Kelly is an awesome individual and totally deserved that award. I really admire people who can take tragic things that happen to them and turn them into something good. I only wish she could get some answers as to what happened to her son. He just kind of vanished into thin air.